The journey from farm to the dinner table

“Marketplace,” American Public Media • Feb. 21, 2012

Kai Ryssdal: Not to pry, but what’d you have breakfast? Toast? Yogurt? Fresh fruit, maybe?

By the end of the day, it’s hard to remember, and sometimes hard to worry too much about it. But for a lot of people in this economy, what we eat is way more than a quick bite. It’s a livelihood and a way of life.

Tracie McMillan writes about it in her new book called “The American Way of Eating.” Good to have you with us. Continue reading “The journey from farm to the dinner table”

Book Discussion on The American Way of Eating at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

C-SPAN • Feb. 21, 2012

Tracie McMillan reports on America’s food industry, from how the country’s food is grown and produced to what is being eaten and how wages and cost affect our level of nutrition. Ms. McMillan spent 2009 working throughout the system, from an industrial farm in California and a produce section at a Walmart near Detroit to a chain restaurant kitchen in Brooklyn. Continue reading “Book Discussion on The American Way of Eating at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe”

Catch me on Ireland’s national independent talk radio! Today, 11 AM EST

I’ll be talking about The American Way of Eating on NewsTalk 106-108FM, Ireland’s Independent National Public Radio today at 11 am EST (4 pm in Dublin). Really enjoyed the pre-interview chat with the producer Brian O’Neill last week; should be fun. And they’ve got 16,000 followers on Facebook, so I assume someone will be listening!

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Episode 114: Kitchen Sync with Tracie McMillan

edible Radio • Jan. 25, 2012

What if you can’t afford $9 tomatoes?

That was the question award-winning journalist Tracie McMillan couldn’t escape as she watched the debate about America’s meals unfold, one that urges us to pay food’s true cost—which is to say, pay more. So in 2009 McMillan embarked on a groundbreaking undercover journey to see what it takes to eat well in America. For nearly a year, she worked, ate, and lived alongside the working poor to examine how Americans eat when price matters. Continue reading “Episode 114: Kitchen Sync with Tracie McMillan”